Each week was structured differently so that we could meet the immediate needs of the garden and provide fresh concepts to returning campers. Some of the field trips the kids went on included bean picking, teaching younger children at the child development center, and exploring a mushroom farm (my favorite!). We also had guest speakers/ businesses come and work with the children at the school. One week the Farm 2 Flame truck came and cooked pizza using vegetables from the garden. Other weeks we had anthropologists and engineers come. There was a way for each child to experience something they were interested in and connect it back to the concept of social stewardship.
Now that the school year has started my time with the kids will be structured differently. Twice a week I will go in and cook with the kids and discuss nutrition. The new students that I have worked with so far seem to be very excited about getting outside and working in the garden. We have started a few fall vegetables and are looking forward to getting more going soon. We will also continue to sell their produce in the Kids’ Corner at the farmer’s market so come out to see us!